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Robert H. McKenzie, Jr.

Robert H. McKenzie, Jr.
  • October 27, 1948 - January 14, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Barbara,It is with great sadness that I heard of Bob's passing. We met back in the early 70's and spent many great days swapping tales. From...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Carl Allen - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Was sad to hear about Bob. My first memory of Bob was at Chehaw River Nursery. I was new to the industry and Bob was always helpful and willing to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Scott Culbreth - KINSTON, NC

“Barbara - I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and Bobby are in my prayers. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Winkler - Atlanta, GA

“Sincere condolences from a band member in Trenton TN. Bob was a fabulous drummer. Rest in peace my childhood friend. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Kathie Moore - Franklin, TN

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Crews - Summerville, SC

“I met Bob McKenzie around 1979 when he was bartending at Francis Willard's in Charleston. Little did I know that he and I would end up working...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Warren Andres - Simpsonville, SC

“Thinking of you and your son ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Nelson - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I met Bob in the early 80's when he was a bartender downtown Charleston. Then we worked together at the Good Earth Landscaping for a few years....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Daniel Peterson - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“I really can't say which came first. His helpfulness in business matters or the friendship that started with that great smile & laughter. His...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Howard - Grandchild

“Barbara,I was very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. It is hard to believe that so much time has gone. I realize that we have not seen each other in...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Smith - Mount pleasant, SC

“We are sorry for your loss. My husband and i enjoyed his humor for many years as a client of Low Country Nursey. We will definitely plant a maple in...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Arthur - AWENDAW, SC

“We always loved Bob. He always had a big heart and tried to not show it. He will be missed and always in our hearts. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Tommy and Sharon King

“Having worked for Clemson Univesity I would meet Bob at Chehaw River nursery in green pond and later would work with him during some of my...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Fred Singleton - Summerville, SC

“Thanks Bob for your guidance and friendship through out the years. I will miss you dearly. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jamie Nance - Mt Pleasant, SC

“It is with great sadness to learn of Bob's passing. He truly was a unique, well respected gentleman. We've know Bob since his days at Carolina...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: David Johnson - Friend


On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Robert H. McKenzie, Jr., husband to Barbara P. McKenzie, and father to Robert H. McKenzie, III, and Constance L.P. McKenzie (deceased), passed away at the age of 72 from a long battle with COPD. Due to the health and safety of all, services will be private at this time. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Bob was born on October 27, 1948, in Trenton, TN. He studied marketing at the University of Mississippi and horticulture at Trident Technical College. He was a certified nursery professional through the South Carolina Nurseryman's Association. The South Carolina & Landscape Association awarded him in 2005 the South Carolina Nursery Professional of the Year and in 2010 the Lifetime Fellow Award.

Bob began his career in marketing but in the late 1980s he decided to try something different. Because he loved to play golf, he decided he wanted to become a greenskeeper and enrolled at Trident Tech to switch careers. After working at Wild Dunes, he moved into landscaping and then to nursery management/sales. This area is where he excelled. He loved the nursery business because he loved his customers and his fellow nursery men and women. He enjoyed helping others and many have said that Bob helped or trained them to become successful or advance in their careers.

He was a wonderful and loving husband and an even more caring and fantastic father. He adored his two children (Bobby and Connie); they were his life. He was never too busy to play with them or take them on outings or trips.

In high school, Bob made first chair percussionist in the state of Tennessee. He played with the Ole Miss marching band and in the 1970s played a few seasons with the Charleston Symphony.

Bob is predeceased by his father, mother, and daughter: Robert H. McKenzie, Margaret Johnston McKenzie, and Constance L.P. McKenzie. He is survived by his wife, Barbara P. McKenzie, of 52 years of marriage; a son, Robert H. McKenzie, III, of Rock Hill, SC; sister, Ann Miller Smith, of Friendship, TN; and nephew, niece, and two great nieces and one great nephew.

The family wishes to express much gratitude to Lutheran Hospice at Franke, especially his nurse, Krysta, and the MUSC medical team; Palliative Care, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine, for the wonderful care they provided Bob.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to MUSC Pulmonology, https://giving.musc.edu/, Lutheran Hospice, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Ste. 46, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 604 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.